Thursday, October 30, 2008
One of the lessons we learned has led to the launch of a more focused ministry effort in Rockdale, which will serve as a template for going forward. We had billboards in Rockdale for almost two years, and those billboards did their job. Now, we know how to make them work better.
The Commit to His Bride program will launch in Rockdale this January. We're combining a 90 day ad blitz with missions teams on the ground in an effort to strengthen the churches of Rockdale. Learn more about Commit to His Bride and find out how you can be a part of "Commit to His Bride".
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The luncheon led to a First Steps Discipleship Seminar which John also attended. Now God is at work using First Steps to reach people in Taylor. Below is a sample of the comments made by John at our Third Annual Banquet.
Click here to Watch and hear John's Testimony about First Steps Discipleship.
"... when we approach people about [discipling another], their first reaction is “Not me”, “I can’t do it”, “I don’t know enough”, “I won’t know what to say or how to say it”. The book, the First Steps book makes it so easy and so relaxed to be able to do it."
"So, [First Steps Discipleship has] got a lot of momentum going in our church"
Pastor James McGilveary, of Straight Gate Fellowship in Hutto, brought us a much needed message at our Third Annual Banquet. Pastor McGilveary spoke about the modern non-commitment to the church. The Banquet theme reflects our new program "Commit to His Bride"
You must hear Pastor McGilveary's message! Watch and listen on our web-site.
As individuals, men often focus on earning money at the expense of relationships with their wife or children. Women sometimes focus so much on the kids, that they neglect their husband. If we allow our childs education to be dominated by secular teaching, we can fail to firmly implant the laws of God. With all of us we can overly focus on family, sports, or a hobby at the expense of our community. We need to live balanced lives that support family, church, community and government.
Michael Bullock has participated in the Patriot Academy for the last two summer sessions. The Patriot Academy is a mock legislative session held at the Texas Capitol for young people age 16 to 25. Michael spoke about the importance of passing the Torch of Freedom from one generation to another. His speech was given at our Third Annual Banquet on October 11, 2008.
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America Bless God - Pass the Torch of Freedom